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Dr Geoffrey Cupit

Convenor of Political Science & Public Policy, Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: BA(Hons) Lancaster, PhD Liverpool

School of Social Sciences


About Geoffrey

Geoffrey Cupit has a BA (Hons) in Philosophy from Lancaster, and a PhD in Political Theory and Institutions from Liverpool. He is the author of Justice as Fittingness (OUP), and his work has appeared in a number of philosophy and political science journals including the Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Ethics, the Journal of Value Inquiry, The Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophy, and Political Science. He has held visiting research fellowships at the Universities of Durham, Louvain-la-Neuve, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Nottingham, Oxford, and  St Andrews.


Political philosophy, particularly justice and fairness.

Research Interests

Political philosophy

Recent Publications

  • Cupit, G. (2014). Book notes: [Review of Social humanism a new metaphysics by B. Ellis]. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 92(2), 411-412. doi:10.1080/00048402.2014.902977

  • Cupit, G. (2013). Fraternity and equality. Philosophy, 88(2), 299-311. doi:10.1017/s0031819113000089 Open Access version: hdl:10289/7617

  • Cupit, G. (2013). Age discrimination. In H. LaFollette (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Ethics (pp. 144-153). -online: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. doi:10.1002/9781444367072.wbiee284

  • Cupit, G. (2013). Desert. In H. LaFollette (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Ethics (pp. 1294-1306). -online: Blackwell Publishing Ltd. doi:10.1002/9781444367072.wbiee720

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Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Cupit, Dr Geoffrey 9318 cupit J.2.15 Political Science & Public Policy

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